Philadelphia (Ammon), Commodus AE, Scarce BOLD Very Fine, 166 - 177 C.E.

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PHILADELPHIA (AMMON) OF THE DECAPOLIS, COMMODUS AE

Spijkerman 32, Rosenberger 35, Very Fine, 21.2mm, 7.59 grams

Obverse: Λ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟΣ ΚΑΙΣ around bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right

Reverse: Draped and veiled bust of Astarte (Asteria) to right, ΦΙΛ Κ ΣΥ ΘΕΑ ΑΣΤΕΡΙΑ around

A Very RARE coin, missing from most collections!

Philadelphia (now Amman) was originally known as Rabbath Ammon (the Capital of Ammon) in the Bible, subsequently called just Ammon.